The 5 Most Common Phone Scams And How To Avoid Them

While so many spams and scams these days concentrate on email and other online pursuits, some fraudsters are sticking to what they know best: the telephone. We've bundled up the five worst phone scams that are still doing the rounds, throwing in some solid tips to help you avoid the impact.1.

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    06/26/2016 - 12:08 pm | View Link
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    06/24/2016 - 7:06 am | View Link
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    06/22/2016 - 6:58 am | View Link
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    Hardly anything good comes when the phone rings after midnight ... there were nearly 354,000 complaints filed with its office in 2015 about all types of impostor scams. The FTC does not break out complaints about alleged grandparent scams.
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  • Officials Warn of Common IRS Phone Call Scams
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    When thinking of crimes, you might first think of robberies or theft, but there's a more sneaky kind of crime that everyone should be on the alert for: phone scams. Sadly, we have heard from a number of trusting people who have been taken in by people ...
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  • Watch Out For These Common Phone Scams
    This holiday season, NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wants you to be wary of criminals calling and trying to take your money. There's been an "uptick" in telephone scams reported to his office, as well as to the IRS, and among the most vulnerable ...
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  • 5 common phone scams targeting seniors
    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is urging the elderly to beware of phone scams. And many of these scams have gotten more sophisticated, with crooks using ...
    06/28/2016 - 8:48 pm | View Website
  • Recognize These Cell Phone Scams.html
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